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2021 Fall Newsletter

(Oct 15, 2021)

News and updates for the 158th District Read more

 

Miss my latest Telephone Town Hall? Catch the discussion here.

(Oct 14, 2021)

Find out what your friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter to our communities. Read more

 

Mushroom Phorid Fly Infestations in Mushroom Farms and Surrounding Neighborhoods

(Oct 13, 2021)

Information from Penn State Extension on the phorid fly. Read more

 

Catch up on my virtual events

(Oct 13, 2021)

Replays of my virtual events can be found here. Read more

 

Sappey announces grants for local school districts

(Oct 01, 2021)

Harrisburg, Oct. 1 – State Rep. Christina Sappey today announced that two local school districts were awarded funding from the Emergency Connectivity Fund to help close the digital divide and homework gap. Kennett Consolidated School District was awarded $94,800 and West Chester Area School District was awarded $34,775. Created through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund is considered the nation’s largest single effort to ensure students have access to the digital devices and resources they need for the school year. The program will also help libraries offer their patrons internet connectivity and digital devices to continue their learning at home. “Having access to technology and the internet is a must for today’s students,” said Sappey, D-Chester. “I’m pleased to see these funds support our school districts, so that all students are better equipped to succeed.” A total of $20.5 million was awarded to 126 applicants, including 86 school districts, 29 schools and 11 libraries. Of the total, $15.7 million will be used for equipment and $4.9 million will be directed to securing internet service. Sappey said applications for the second round of this program are being accepted until Oct. 13 and is encouraging interested school districts and libraries to apply as soon as possible. Eligible schools and Read more

 

Sappey: PA One reforms will save taxpayer dollars

(Oct 01, 2021)

“The reforms being studied will make the House more accountable to the public and create institutional efficiencies that will save taxpayer dollars,” said Sappey, D-Chester. “I’m proud to be part of this bipartisan effort, and I hope we will see improvements that will result in benefits for both the Democratic and Republican caucuses, but most importantly, for Pennsylvania residents.” Read more

 

Sappey to Host Economic Recovery Forum Sept. 23

(Sep 14, 2021)

At the forum, Sappey and panelists will discuss post-pandemic economic challenges and opportunities facing employers, employees, businesses and consumers in Chester County. Read more

 

Sappey introduces resolution designating September as International Underground Railroad Month

(Sep 13, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 13 – State Rep. Christina Sappey has introduced a resolution designating September 2021 as “International Underground Railroad Month” in recognition of the pivotal role that Pennsylvania played in the abolition movement during the 19th century via the Underground Railroad. “Pennsylvania, and Chester County in particular, played a crucial role in assisting enslaved people flee to freedom via the Underground Railroad,” said Sappey, D-Chester. “Our commonwealth was dotted and crossed with hundreds of safehouses, escape routes and hiding places. Who were the heroes of the Underground Railroad? Everyone from political leaders to ordinary citizens, as well as former slaves--known as ‘stationmasters’--who would risk their own hard-won freedom to help their loved ones escape. “It’s critical to recognize the importance of the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania’s history, not only for the sake of those who put their lives on the line so that all Americans could be free before the Civil War, but also to remember that in Pennsylvania the fight for the true freedom of all people is still being fought.” Pennsylvania has a long history of freedom seekers and abolitionists, and H.R. 980 would honor their stories: The American Anti-Slavery Society was an interracial organization dedicated to the entire abolition of slavery in the United States. This society was founded in Philadelphia in Read more

 

PA Climate Caucus asks IRRC to approve state's participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

(Sep 01, 2021)

Members of the PA Climate Caucus sent a letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, requesting they approve final form regulations for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Read more

 

Sappey congratulates Hilltop Crab House for hospitality grant

(Aug 13, 2021)

KENNETT SQUARE, Aug. 13 – State Rep. Christina Sappey today congratulated Hilltop Crab House Restaurant and Bar in New Garden Township on receiving a $30,000 Covid-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Chester County Economic Development Council. Sappey was on hand for an award presentation to Hilltop’s owner Sean Hanrahan and Hilltop General Manager Heather Brydges, along with DCED Deputy Secretary Steven D’Ettore and CCEDC Chief Operating Office Mike Grigalonis. “Our locally owned restaurants are vital to our economy here in the 158 th , and they continue to experience serious hardships from the pandemic. I am so happy to see these grant dollars go to Hilltop and their warm, welcoming staff,” said Sappey, D-Chester. “These funds were allocated through Senate Bill 109, which I was proud to support and vote for. In total, S.B. 109 provided nearly $1 billion in rental and housing assistance, education support and relief for our hospitality industry.” CHIRP is a $145 million statewide program created by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to alleviate revenue losses and pay for eligible operating expenses for certain businesses in the hospitality industry, which has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those interested in learning more about state help for rebuilding during the pandemic can visit Read more

 

‘What’s Next in K-12 Education’ virtual panel discussion Aug. 12

(Aug 12, 2021)

Send questions to RepSappey@pahouse.net. Read more

 

Sappey to hold ‘What’s Next in K-12 Education’ virtual panel discussion

(Aug 05, 2021)

KENNETT SQUARE, Aug. 4 – State Rep. Christina Sappey will hold a virtual panel discussion on K-12 education in Pennsylvania Thursday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. The discussion will focus on the challenges of the 2020-21 school year for families and educators and what is being done to address these issues. “There is a lot of anxiety out there about learning loss, health and safety, mental health and how our schools are working to address the needs of our students,” Sappey said. “This virtual discussion is a great way to log on from wherever you are spending these waning days of summer to get information and ask questions as we get ready to head back to school.” Panelists include Anne Baloga, executive director of the House Democratic Appropriations Committee; Dr. Robert Sokolowski, superintendent of the West Chester Area School District; and Dr. George Fiore, executive director of the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Those interested in attending must RSVP to obtain the link to join in. RSVPs may be made by calling Sappey’s office at 484-200-8264 or by completing this form: https://www.pahouse.com/Sappey/Form/?id=1352 . Read more

 

Mushroom farming economic impact focus of Chester County hearing

(Jul 21, 2021)

The intricacies of Pennsylvania’s mushroom industry, which provides most of the mushrooms consumed across the United States and millions in economic benefits to the state, is the focus of a scheduled hearing to be hosted by state Rep. Christina Sappey. Read more

 

Mushroom farming economic impact focus of Chester County hearing

(Jul 19, 2021)

LANDENBERG, July 20 – The intricacies of Pennsylvania’s mushroom industry, which provides most of the mushrooms consumed across the United States and millions in economic benefits to the state, is the focus of a scheduled hearing to be hosted by state Rep. Christina Sappey. The hearing will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 at the New Garden Township Building, 299 Starr Road, Landenberg, PA 19350. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Sappey, D-Chester, will be joined by Vice-Chair Mary Isaacson and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the difficulties faced by the mushroom industry in meeting demand, growing their facilities, and educating the next generation of leaders. Information about this and other House Democratic Policy Committee hearings can be found at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . ### Read more

 

Share your thoughts with Rep. Sappey!

(Jul 12, 2021)

To share your thoughts on state issues, please fill out this survey. Read more

 

2021 Summer Newsletter

(Jun 23, 2021)

News and updates for the 158th Legislative District Read more

 

Institutionalized Disadvantage: Justice Reform

(Jun 09, 2021)

This is the fifth in a series of discussions on this topic Rep. Sappey has hosted. Read more

 

Sappey to host virtual panel discussion on ‘Institutionalized Disadvantage: Justice Reform’ June 10

(Jun 08, 2021)

KENNETT SQUARE, June 8 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, invites residents of the 158th Legislative District to attend her virtual panel discussion, “Institutionalized Disadvantage: Justice Reform,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10. This event is the fifth in her series of discussions that began last year on institutionalized racism . “These discussions have provided an opportunity for us to examine our institutions and how systemic racism can impact the delivery of education, health care, law enforcement and justice. These are sensitive, and sometimes difficult, conversations that require an open heart and an open mind. Throughout this series I have been so pleased to see the people of this district express an earnest desire to understand entrenched racism. This is the first step toward meaningful change,” Sappey said. Questions for the panel can be submitted before or during the event to repsappey@pahouse.net . Panelists for this discussion include: Deb Ryan, district attorney, Chester County. Steve Jarmon, lawyer, Lamb McErlane PC. Dr. Taylor Jones, director of research and principal consultant, CulturePoint LLC. Dr. Jessie Kalbfeld, director of research, public wise and principal consultant, CulturePoint LLC. Residents should RSVP on Sappey’s website to receive a link to attend. You can also RSVP by contacting her Read more

 

Sappey renews flags at Longwood Cemetery for Memorial Day

(May 28, 2021)

In honor of Memorial Day, state Rep. Christina Sappey renewed flags in the Longwood Cemetery this afternoon. Read more

 

Sappey: Drive-thru event connects seniors with resources

(May 19, 2021)

Residents stopped by to receive reusable bags filled with information about state and local programs and services for older adults. Read more